'The Visitor' and 'Bitch' are extracts from the diaries of the notorious Oswald Hendryks Cornelius, hedonist beyond compare. Uncle Oswald's exploits are as extraordinary as they are scandalous, as these two tales of sex and intrigue confirm in vivid and hilarious detail. The delicious thrill of sexual expectation -- and its sometimes maddening effects -- are explored in 'The Great Switcheroo' and 'The Last Act'; here the power of desire is a double-edged sword, both pleasurable and potentially catastrophic. Lust, triumph, the galling deflation of defeat: Roald Dahl captures them all in these superbly taut black comedies of human weakness and unexpected reversal. Book jacket.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - m_k_m - LibraryThing
It's a difficult one this. Dahl's a superb writer and the two short stories that top and tail this collection ("The Visitor" and "Bitch") are superb examples of the form (who'd have thought you could ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - areadingmachine - LibraryThing
'In the black comedies of Switch Bitch Roald Dahl brilliantly captures the ins and outs, highs and lows of sex" My favourite story is about the two guys who want to have sex with each others wives and ... Read full review